Federal judge deals another blow to ObamaCare contraceptive mandate

December 22, 2013

A federal judge granted an injunction this weekend that prevents the government from enforcing the ObamaCare mandate requiring religious groups across the country to provide insurance that includes access to the morning-after pill and other contraceptives.

The preliminary injunction, issued in an Oklahoma City federal court, is based on a class-action lawsuit filed in October by 187 ministries.

The court order Friday came just days before ObamaCare coverage begins January 1, which could have resulted in the ministries facing thousands of dollars a day in tax penalties.

The groups provide employees with health benefits through GuideStone Financial Resources, the health benefits arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“This is an overwhelming victory for GuideStone and the nearly 200 plaintiffs in this class-action lawsuit,” said Adele Keim, a lawyer for GuideStone and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty — a non-profit, public-interest law firm that helped represent the ministries in the case.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • dad666 says:

    Does this mean that the law should have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court or did they just not give a damn?????????????????????

    1. CTH says:

      It just so happens that some of our Supreme Court justices are mo smarter than the other entrenched pols. And obutthjead wants to further lower the intelligece level of the federal judiciary.

    2. floramae says:


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